- Melinda Gates: Trump administration proposes cuts to foreign aid that has headed off epidemics, made US more secure
- She says the money the US spends on foreign aid is a key long-term investment in Americans themselves
Melinda Gates is co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The views expressed are her own.
(CNN)One of the first lessons we learned when we started our foundation was a humbling one: Our resources are only a drop in the bucket compared with the needs around the world, and only a small percentage of what governments spend each year to help meet those needs.